Published Sep 1. 2015 - 1 year ago

OSA Nymph

Articles relating to pattern

Originator: 
Korrie Broos
Pattern type: 
Nymph
Difficulty: 
Easy
Instruction: 
  1. Place bead behind hook eye, and wrap the optional lead wire behind bead.
  2. Tie in Pheasant tail in as tail and leave the long butt section, as this will become the legs.
  3. Tie in the copper wire.
  4. Apply dubbing and wrap over the pheasant tail fibres, to about two-thirds up the hook shank.
  5. Rib with copper wire and tie off copper wire.
  6. Lift pheasant tail fibres up and dub thread and under the pheasant tail fibres to bead.
  7. Backward and forward wrapping of the UV dubbing can be done, to attain the right density, covering shape of thorax.
  8. Take pheasant tail barbs over UV dubbed thorax and tie in with 2 or 3 wraps behind the bead.
  9. Split barbs in equal numbers and fold to either side of bead/body.
  10. Tie the barbs in at about 45 degrees to body and whip finish.
  11. Trim the barbs about two-thirds of the overall length of fly.
Materials: 
Hook
#8 to 18
Bead
Black or gun metal black
Weight
Lead or tungsted wire
Thread
Black
Tail
6 to 10 Pheasant tail barbs, depending on the size of the fly
Rib
Copper wire
Body
Black possum or squirrel dubbing
Thorax
White UV Dubbing
Log in or register to pre-fill name on comments, add videos, user pictures and more.
Read more about why you should register.